Regulations on the rate, collection, payment, management and use of fees in food safety

LEGAL UPDATES

Regulations on the rate, collection, payment, management and use of fees in food safety

On August 5th, 2021, the Ministry of Finance issued Circular No. 67/2021/TT-BTC regarding the collection levels, regulations for the collection, payment, management and the use of fees in food safety work which is under the management of the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Industry and Trade (“Circular 67/2021/TT-BTC”), specific:                                                                                        

Firstly, supplementing some subjects paying fee as follows:

Organizations and individuals producing, trading, importing and exporting food shall pay the fee when submitting applications to competent authorities for issuance of the license to sell or import foods, or certifications or declarations in the food safety sector; certificates of exported foods; certificates of the fulfillment of food safety requirements; assessment of contents of television advertisements, programs recorded on tapes, disks, software or other materials, and documents used in advertising for foods, food additives, and processing aids in the medical sector.

Secondly, the business units-public is also a subject entitled to organize the collection of fees when assigned to provide fee collection services as prescribed in Circular 67/2021/TT-BTC.

Thirdly, Adjusting the level of fees in food safety and stipulating in detail at the Fee Schedule promulgated together with Circular 67/2021/TT-BTC: 

  • The level of fees tends to be lower than previous regulations.
  • Evaluating for licensing circulation, importation, certification, publication in the field of food safety without defining the case of first publication or re-announcement. 
  • Removing Appraisal fee to confirm food safety knowledge.

Circular 67/2021/TT-BTC will take effect on September 19th, 2021.

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